Man United started talks with€20m-rated Ligue 1 playmaker and surprise move for promising Dutch attacker
Man United are tracking the progress of Nice starlet Khephren Thuram as they seek reinforcements to their midfield unit. U21 France international joined the Eagles in 2019 after progressing through the youth ranks at Monaco.
Thuram has pretty much been a regular fixture in the centre of the park for the club ever since, racking up 93 games in which he has six goals and three assists. Khephren is currently part of the French Under-21 national team, for whom he has featured 11 times and scored twice.
A defensive midfielder by trade, the 21-year-old footballer has shown his capabilities of being able to operate as a No.6 and a No.8. The French midfielder possesses strong defensive traits in his game while being a good dribbler, which enables him to carry the ball forward from the centre of the park.
The Frenchman’s progress during his time at Nice has not gone unnoticed, with Newcastle having been interested in him in the recent past. Now, he is on the radars of clubs like PSG and Rennes in France, while Man United are also keeping tabs on the French midfielder.
Man United’s problems in the defensive midfield region are well-established. They have not had a quality No.6 in their ranks for a while now and have tried shoehorning Fred and McTominay into the roles, which has proven to be a major disaster. Thuram is contracted with Nice until the summer of 2025 but could be available for nearly €20m.
Brian Brobbey admits he would like to play for Man United one day, despite turning down an approach from Erik ten Hag to join him at Theatre of Dreams this summer. U21 Netherlands international was good at Ajax in the second half of last campaign, scoring seven goals in only 11 league games while on loan from RB Leipzig.
Eredivisie giants, who had sold Brian to the German club in the first place, re-signed him this summer but faced competition from Man United. Brobbey said that his ex-coach had been in touch, but he preferred to continue his development at the Dutch club for the coming campaign.
The 20-year-old centre-forward may well be hoping that the Dutch coach comes calling again in the future with an offer to bring him to Theatre of Dreams, joining former teammates Antony and Lisandro Martinez in Man United.
‘Erik sent me a message, yes,’ said the Dutch centre-forward. ‘To congratulate me, and to tell me that he would like to have me in Manchester. But I’m not finished at Ajax yet, I want to show something here first.’
The Dutchman has begun the campaign at Eredivisie giants with two goals in five games, with the Dutch champions getting their European campaign underway on Wednesday evening when they host Rangers in the UCL.
Brian Brobbey had hinted at wanting a switch to Man United before when it was first announced that Erik ten Hag would be leaving Ajax, but insisted he was joking at the time.
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